DerpyCon is accepting films and videos to screen at DerpyCon 2017. Anything from parody, shorts, films, fan dubs, and more! You can submit as many films you have produced, but you will need to fill out the application for each film.
Depending on the volume of submissions and time constraints, some submissions may not be screened at DerpyCon 2017. Since these will just be screenings — not a competition — there will be no prizes given or awards presented.
All submissions must be made by mail or online.
If by mail, send to the address listed below. We accept submissions on CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or Bluray computer discs only. Tape media such as VHS, S-VHS, MINI-DV, etc. are not supported.
Submissions can be mailed to:
DERPYCON VIDEO SUBMISSION
PO BOX 534
BOHEMIA, NY 11716
If mailing from outside the U.S. add “United States” or “United States of America” at the bottom of the mailing address.
All submissions must be received by Tuesday, September 29th, 2017. DerpyCon is not responsible for submissions that have been delayed in the mail.
When mailing your disc please label the DVD with your name, name of production, and email. Also send a copy of your confirmation email with the DVD.
You can upload your work via our Amazon Web Services S3 cloud storage server. After we receive your application, you will send you the necessary information to upload the files. The files will need to be 10GB or less. You can either upload a DVD disc image (ISO, CDR, or DMG) or the video file itself in a AVI, MPEG, MP4, or MKV format.
Media Type: DATA or VIDEO
Resolution: 720×480 minimum, 1920×1080 maximum
Frames Per Second: 24 minimum, 29.97 maximum
Aspect Ratio: Any
Framerate: Progressive or Interlaced
Accepted File Formats: ISO (Disc Image), CDR (Disc Image), DMG (Disc Image), AVI (standard codecs only), MPEG/MPG (standard codecs only), MP4/M4V (standard codecs only), MKV
- All submissions must be filled out on our website.
- Anonymous submissions, or submissions without a real name, cannot be accepted.
- Your video submission must be your own work and no one else’s. You must identify the title or titles of any anime footage used. If you know the original Japanese title of the anime used, you may include it on the form along with the English name.
Forms of Productions
Anything is submit-able via this method: fan-parodies, original animations, re-edited movie trailers, live action film projects.
LENGTH OF SUBMISSIONS
We accept any work that is up to 180 minutes long, and 1 minute minimum to be accepted.
AGE OF SUBMISSION
There is no age limit. We accept anything that is new or a classic!
The screenings at DerpyCon are all ages, so we can not show obviously adult films. Some profanity or adult themes is okay as we will post a warning before the screening, but nudity, excessive violence and profanity, or heavy adult themes can’t be shown in the main screening. If we receive several adult submissions, we will attempt to have an 18+ screening.
DerpyCon reserves the right to reject any video submissions for any reason.
ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE ACCEPTED FROM JULY 15 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 29. IF ANY MATERIAL NOT RECEIVED BY SEPTEMBER 29 WILL NOT BE QUALIFIED.